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Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on negotiations towards a legally binding treaty to prohibit cluster munitions. (204353)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has held a number of discussions with the Foreign Secretary recently to determine how best to achieve a legally binding instrument that will prohibit the use, production, transfer and stockpiling of those cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians.